do boys rats smell more then girls?

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do boys rats smell more then girls?

Post by rattyrat06 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:47 pm

is it true that they boy rats smell more then the girls?

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Post by ashleanne » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:48 pm

no i used to think that but i think they smell about the same lol

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Post by Kitty » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:49 pm

Maybe a little bit - but then of course there are stinky girls and sweet as roses boys out there too! :D

I hear it is much more noticeable/worse with mice.
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Post by Midnight Rose » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:32 pm

Boys smell fabulous. They smell milky and soft and warm and fuzzy. I rush home from work at night and go straight to my boys and stick my nose in their warm soft fur :oops: I love the way they smell!
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Post by Neotoma » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:11 am

Might depend whether they're scent marking - I don't know if boys smell worse than girls, but pre-neutering my two certainly made their cage stink far quicker. Now their nads are off (for aggression, not smelliness :wink: ), they're probably the least stinky we've had.
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Post by Rhona » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:24 am

i love how desiel smells mmmmmmmm boys smell great lol where i dont smell anything off the girls lol
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Post by forwantof » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:28 am

I dont think my girls ever smell - unless they have been wee'd on by their sisters...lol. I love the smell of my little boys...

blimey that sounds awful!!! :lol:
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Post by broganss » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:21 pm

I looooove the smell of my boys :love: and must admit , my girls were a pretty stinky bunch :roll: :lol:
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Post by Rattybabe » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:25 pm

My boys smell like biscuits!

I don't find them any smellier than girls, but I think it just depends on individual rats.
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Post by Rafflesmoose » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:01 pm

I think it is probably random - from personal experience girls actually smell a lot stronger - but as I said, I think it's probably coincidence!
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Post by not_ginger » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:15 pm

My boys smell lovely, but they all smell different. I'm pretty sure I could tell which rat was which by just smelling them! :love:
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Post by rattycorner » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:27 pm

My boys tend to smell everything, whereas my girls are usually moving too fast. :wink:

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Post by Blossomgirl » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:59 am

There's 2 different types of smelliness. There's the smell you smell when you bury your nose in their fur, and that's just divine. I sweat I can get high on the smell of my boys. And there's the cage smell, when you're one or 2 days away from cleaning... and that's the same for boys and girls. Poop is poop and it smells the same for boys and girls (and varies according to what you feed them :lol: ).

I've never noticed a difference in smelliness between my boys and my girls. My main boy group has the smelliest cage on cleaning day, but there's 4 of them in their cage, and 2 each in the other 2 cages, so that has to do with numbers, not gender. ;)
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Post by annc » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:03 am

My girls are more likely to marinade themselvesin urine than the boys!
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